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Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, June 14, 2020, 11:15:12 PM

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June 14, 2020, 11:15:12 PM Last Edit: June 15, 2020, 07:51:35 AM by so_P_bubble
Soda Shoppe
 

for  June 15, 2020

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Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.
Chinese Proverb


so_P_bubble

   "The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination."
 - John Schaar


so_P_bubble

June 14, 2020, 11:19:17 PM #6 Last Edit: June 14, 2020, 11:28:15 PM by so_P_bubble
 
The words to Vincent (Starry Starry Night) 
 
 https://youtu.be/oxHnRfhDmrk

Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
Don McLean

 
Starry starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand
 
Now I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left inside
On that starry starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

Starry starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
hHow you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They're not listening still
Perhaps they never will

Denver

June 15, 2020, 12:58:07 AM #7 Last Edit: June 15, 2020, 12:59:48 AM by Denver
I am first here to post in our nice new and shiny Soda Shoppe. Thank you, BUBBLE. 

I have always loved The words to Vincent (Starry Starry Night) 💕 Now, anytime I hear or see it I think of Our late Gladys😘

It was a toasty day here today.  It will be in the 90's most of the week.  It makes me want to head for the hills! 

JANE, I am so sad to read the news of your  "Brother", Jim passing away.  I know he was very special to you and I know you will miss him just as Marge will😢😢  The strawberry picking and jam making sounded very successful.  I hope the Marylanders made it home safe and sound.

It is my bedtime so I will wish you all a good night of rest and pleasant dreams to all.

Jenny

so_P_bubble

Jenny, what is the link between Gladys and Starry Night? I don't remember?  I do remember she was a terrific story writer in the very old Seniornet and I enjoyed them so much.

Lloyd Hammond

so_P_bubble the spelling is correct for My wife's brother's Name. (Don McLean) is deceased now but was a different Don McLean. I posted some of the  family  History and the change of the spelling when her family came to the united stats a while back. Hope everyone has a great day and a better tomorrow.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

 so_P_bubble I read your powem to Nancy and she wants to know where you live at.

Lloyd

JaneS

Just checking in.  I'm not feeling conversational this morning.  Funeral is on Friday.  Maybe after that, I'll collect myself.

Also, Frankie has an appt for a liver biopsy on Thursday.  Please say a prayer for her that they don't find anything amiss.  She's only 26!  Lots of good things ahead of her, I pray!

Thanks for all the good wishes.  Enjoy your day!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Amy

Good morning everyone.
Nice sunny morning with a temp of 40° ,covered up the plants again last night so will uncover in a bit.
Not a lot on the agenda ,cleaning and weeding is about it.

Jane prayers for Frankie and all your family in the trying times ahead.

Hope everyone has a great day..stay safe..
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Gloria

Good morning everyone, overcast and 54 now. Yesterday was beautiful weather wise but I did not see anyone out and about. I did go out for a short walk. Too nice to stay inside. All the cars were in place but it felt like I was the only one in the area. Weird feeling.
The RI governor is slowly opening things up and already new cases of the virus are showing up. Too many getting together and not  wearing a mask. Glad I have enough masks to wear and wash. That is thanks to a good friend who made some for me.

LLOYD  I think I told you my daughter experimented with the sour dough starter  and finally gave up.

AMY  how many sheds do you have to stack the wood in? Is your pup still carrying wood for you? or got tired of it?

PHYLLIS  my son checked the farm  and loks like they will have no or very few strawberries this year. I will miss them. I usually get several quarts and freeze them. I do the same with their blueberries. They are on the smaller side and taste more like the wild ones we used to pick. Big ones seems to watery and not as tasty.

JANE  I had a good snooze yesterday afternoon. I think I am getting bored and that is why I nap so much during the day lately. Onoy one I see 5 days a week is Yvette and younger son on Saturday.

BUBBLE  thanks for the new page. Wonderful graphics as usual from you, just what I expect from you. Love the wise thoughts, too. The link to Vincent is lovely seeing all the art work in the background of the words. Thank you.

JENNY  if I dream I never remember any of them.

JANE  prayers for Frankie. Too young for health problems like that.

Time for my second cup of coffee.

Have a good day and stay safe.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast

so_P_bubble

Quote from: Lloyd Hammond on June 15, 2020, 06:45:26 AMso_P_bubble I read your powem to Nancy and she wants to know where you live at.

Lloyd

I live in the Holy Land, in Israel.

phyllis

June 15, 2020, 08:22:46 AM #15 Last Edit: June 15, 2020, 08:33:47 AM by phyllis
We are in for a rainy week again.  But, it is supposed to be cooler so I won't complain...well, not too much.

Good positive thoughts for Frankie.

Gloria, I prefer the little wild blueberries, too, but I can't find them in the market any more so the local blueberries are a good option.  Bigger but tasty as long as they are locally grown.  Have some good flavor to them.  I watched the "Yankee Weekender" tv show yesterday.  They did a segment on Rhode Island food.  They showed about oyster farming, and Quahogs from the Narragansett with some good sauce , also,  "Awful-Awfuls", etc.  I thought of you.

Laundry day today.  I must remember to put our masks in and wash them. 

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

CallieOK


RAMMEL

                            :wave:
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Lloyd Hammond

 so_P_bubble thanks for the reply. we will just have to visit you here in S & F doubt if we have enough $$$ to travel there,or energy either. have a great rest of the day and a better tomorrow.

Lloyd

Gloria

Good morning everyone, was sound asleep by 9:30 last niht so I am up and at 'em early this morning.  53 now  and humidity is high, not unusual. Always high during the night and one reason without an AC it is hard sleeping at night.Wind now is 2mph. No matter how windy all day at night there is hardly a breeze.

PHYLLIS  nice you saw something on TV about this little state. A restaurant called Newport Creamery has the Awful Awful. If one can drink one  they get another free, or used to at one time. I never had one, too big for me. Did they show the clamcakes and chowder? Worth the ride to the shore just to get some. Need the atmosphere of the ocean to really enjoy the flavors with the smell of the ocean.There used to be a lot of wild blueberry here but as more people from the city bought property here they cut them down to build. What a waste.

LLOYD  with this virus around I would not want to travel anywhere.

Wow not much going on in here since I posted yesterday.

Have a good day and stay safe.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast

Lloyd Hammond

well Gloria conman since seams to have got up and left, I went to V A yesterday for a couple of appointments  the one where they put jellylike stuff on a device and rub around over the collared arty and the machine squalls. they did that and fixed the tubes on one hearing aid and sent me home wit instructions to call the doctor and talk to him on the phone.I guess so he wont get sick. I do not have the viruce So he was safe anyway. It is already 70º @5:50 A M and calling for upper eighty's or lower 90's. so i will stay in and get in Nancy's hair and hear her holler. that will keep her blood flowing and help keep her healthy. Have a great day

Amy

Good morning everyone..
The day is beautiful  but last night we lost internet,cell phone and land line. This morning I had to reinstall the modem etc to get on the net :tickedoff:  :tickedoff:

Have to make this short as I need to take Kyle in for a haircut and to the lumber store.

BBL...
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

I'm here but I've been spending more than an hour on the phone with my sister at least once a day and sometimes twice a day.  When I get off, I'm drained and sad and I have to get up and work at something to get myself back in shape. 

I'll be back at some point.  Keep us all in your prayers as I keep all of you in mine!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

phyllis

So much rain.  It is hard to keep the spirits up when it is dark and gloomy outside.  I was looking down into the dark and mysterious woods last night and the childhood song kept going through my head....

"If you go down in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise!"

Does anyone else remember Teddy Bear's Picnic?  Now I can't get it out of my head.

https://www.google.com/search?q=teddy+bear%27s+picnic+lyrics&rlz=1C1VSIB_enUS721US721&oq=Teddy+Bear%27s+picnic&aqs=chrome.2.0j46j0l3j46j0j46.11553j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Vanilla-Jackie

Phyllis...
... oh yes i do remember it, and now i am singing it..

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "
             

Rosemary

Hi everyone

I haven't been here for a couple of days as I was so behind with my book reviews that I really had to keep my head down. Got one more to do on the 'urgent' stack - lots more on the 'slightly less urgent' pile! The last book I read, The Last Hillwalker, was really excellent.

Jane - I am so sorry to read about your brother-in-law, I will keep you and your sister in my thoughts.

Lloyd - I have never made sour dough. It has become a 'thing' here since lockdown, everyone seemed to be making it, as you did not need yeast (which, for a time, no-one could get). I read about how to do it but it sounded like such a faff - and the shops have always had plentiful supplies of bread, so I just could not be bothered. I do remember, however, the first time I ever ate sourdough - it was in San Francisco, maybe 40 years ago, and it was fabulous.

Last week I went for a walk with a friend. It was very nice to see her, but I must admit I had forgotten just how manic she is about germs, even in 'normal' times - so at the moment she is in complete overdrive, and I think she probably thought I was a terrible slacker. I do wash my hands thoroughly on return to the house (and when you walk in the countryside around here you don't need to touch anything anyway) but I wouldn't be surprised if she jumps into a bath of Dettol. All a bit exhausting. I am meeting another friend tomorrow - luckily she is rather less obsessive! I am looking forward to seeing her after all this time, and I will be even more pleased when we are able to travel further than 5 miles and we can meet up with my son and daughter-in-law, who live in the Highlands.

We have had very damp, dark, humid weather until this afternoon. I have done a lot of walks in the drizzle, it is quite eery when cows loom out of the mist at you! Today I was down at the river and saw two herons; it's the first time I've seen two together.

I have just posted off a package to my mother's friend in Kent. He will be 80 at the weekend, does not have any family, and will not even be able to celebrate with his friends in the sheltered housing where he lives as they are all being told to stay in their rooms to avoid infection. I sent him some home made cake, Mackie's Scottish chocolate, haggis oatcakes (never seen them before!) and a few other bits.

At the weekend we watched a film called 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' - it was about the boy who was the inspiration for the Christopher Robin & Winnie the Pooh books, Unfortunately his parents, though very wealthy, were quite dysfunctional. His father - the author AA Milne - was terribly shell shocked in the First World War, and found it hard to cope for a while, though when he moved the family from London to the Ashdown Forest in Sussex he began to recover, and eventually developed a good relationship with his son. The mother, Daphne de Selincourt, was very odd, estranged from her own family, spoiled, volatile and selfish - she had not wanted a baby at all, and especially not a boy, so she dressed him as a girl and let his hair grow long. She wanted to carry on with her wild social life, and was bored in the countryside, so she often went back to London, once for some months, leaving the child in the care of his nanny, whom he adored. When the nanny married she was forced to leave, and Christopher was devastated. When Milne started writing the Winnie the Pooh books, Christopher became a child celebrity, but eventually he grew to hate this, and resented the way in which his parents had cashed in on his name. He was horribly bullied at boarding school because of the books. When Milne realised this, he swore never to write about Winnie again, and the two were reconciled. Christopher did in the end have a happy marriage and became a bookseller. It was a nice film, though quite sad in places, and the photography of the English countryside was wonderful.

Have a good day all,

Rosemary


Amy

The day was interesting. We went to town and had a nice surprise,instead of 8 the barber opened at 7.30. While I was waiting outside,a man opened up the passenger door and sat down! After 3 months of not having a proper hair cut sat Kyle.😁
He likes his hair short ,trimmed up not into the curls it was growing.
I did manage to wash floors and do one load of wash. Then after supper we heard a noise outside ,ran out in time to see our last load of wood being dumped.

Gloria, we have three sheds for wood so it is all under cover but open at front for it to dry out proper. Also easy for Jesse to bring in. He does not realize that we don't need it now.

Time to put my feet up.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Denver

June 16, 2020, 08:44:19 PM #27 Last Edit: June 16, 2020, 09:32:06 PM by Denver
GOOD EVENING EVERYFRIEND.

Just getting in to see how you all are doing.  Had router problems so Bob got a new one and after quite the ordeal of getting it up and running we are finally back in business! 

BUBBLE, I am sorry that I have no details to tell you about Vincent and Gladys, just that she commented on it more than a few times and how much she loved it. 

JANE, I am holding good thoughts and saying prayers that the report for Frankie will not be serious and special thoughts for you and your family during this difficult time.  I know you and your sister are helping each other out being able to talk,  HUGS🙏🙏

GLORIA, how sad that your son does not think he will have many strawberries this year😩😩

Yea, AMY.  Lucky Kyle getting a hair cut!  I need one so badly, but have kept Bob's cut.

I have to admit I was in a real funk over the weekend.....just so much sadness and angriness going on all around.  Yesterday I got out to the store to do some real grocery shopping and it did me a world of good to just get out of the house and do something a bit more normal.  I was somewhat like a vacuum cleaner though.....I was buying everything in sight😘  The hard part was when I got home and had to put it all away.  Some meat packages had to be split up, etc.

I made a potato salad this morning and now Bob is cooking bone in chicken thighs in the air fryer.  Sure is smelling yummy!  Tonight the food truck is in our community but we just did not like the menu, so decided not to partake.

I wish you all a good night.

Jenny

Lloyd Hammond

Rosemary I have never either, but reading and watching the video's about it intrigues me. I am not a good cook of most things, but of a few casseroles I do surprise some folks. I make one with (cooked rice 2 cups, 1 can of cream chicken or cream of mushrooms your choice, 1 pint of sour cream,jalapeno slices, ( bite slices of ham mostly, but some times i cook steak almost done first and put it in there.  i put a good amount of the mixture of in the bottom of a  8 x 12 baking dish, sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese over that and alternate the meat pieces and jalapeno slices over it side and end to end.put the grade cheese over that a good 1/2" to 3/4" and bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and bowend to your taste. hop if you fix it hope you enjoy as much as we do. and the jalapeno's dose not make it hot either.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

Good Night and sweet dreams, Hope to see you all tomorrow in good health and spirits

Lloyd